Our Library Media Center is the center of learning in our school. Idaho middle schoolers are voracious readers! I can't keep books on my shelves, they want more and more! While we have almost 1000 students, we are fairly conservative school located in the metro Boise area with students ranging from 11 to 15 years old. Our students and teachers frequently use the Library Media Center. The students love technology and reading all kinds of literature; from graphic novels, nonfiction, to all different genres of fiction. They love all kinds of hands-on devices and activities too! They are great problem solvers when they have the right tools.
The YALSA Symposium is a yearly conference focusing on public and school librarians that serve middle schoolers and teens. YALSA is a branch of the nationwide American Library Association (ALA).
By attending this young adult literature conference (YALSA Symposium), I will be able to hear many authors and sessions focusing on tweens and teens that will help me run my library media center.
Other perks of this symposium are all of the free books and materials that we get to take home, the authors we get to meet, and especially all of the excellent networking with other Librarians from around the country.
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